The man was arrested in what the RCIPS described as a “pre-dawn proactive police operation,” involving armed officers, detectives, the K9 unit and the police helicopter. A number of premises were searched during the operation, police said.
The arrested man, whom police did not name in a brief statement released Thursday morning, is currently in custody at George Town Police Station.
Mr. Yates, 22, was shot and killed in West Bay on Saturday, Jan. 3.
For more on this story, see Friday’s Cayman Compass.